Activities

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Putting Faith into Action

During this time it is important to remember that one of the greatest acts of service we can offer to our neighbors near and far is reducing our contact. By doing so we can help save lives and hasten the day we can get out and meet other needs. However it is a good and holy impulse to want to do something – our faith in action – so here is a list of things you could do as an individual and ways you can give to groups that have identified needs and have systems in place to safely serve.

Individual or Household Activities

  • Write cards/messages of encouragement for our tireless essential workers on the frontlines (for example: add it to the “notes” section when placing online grocery orders)
  • Host online gatherings to bring people together
  • As you are outside on walks, take along gloves and a trash bag to help clean up creation as you stroll.
  • Have a neighborhood sing-along or exercise class from the safety of your own driveway or balcony
  • Turn on Christmas lights to spread some joy
  • Temporarily foster a dog/cat from a local animal shelter, as they are also overwhelmed right now
  • Post notes on your mailbox or in your window showing support.
  • Call people who are already in your circle of influence checking in on their needs, mental health, and spirits.
  • Share links to our worship page for folks who may be looking for a church home in this season.
  • Stay informed about how different populations of people are affected in different ways by this situation so that you can be informed and ready to help as the situation changes

Ways to Give

  • Mask Donations
    Volunteer mask makers: we’d love your help! Sign up to help fill the huge numbers of organizational orders that are coming in at https://www.danecountymaskmakers.com
  • Porchlight Meal Donations
    Porchlight, the organization we partner with by providing Transitional Housing meals needs donations https://porchlightinc.org/donate-items/
  • Toiletries
    Badger Prairie Needs Network is need of toiletries – toothpaste, bar soap, and toilet paper. To eliminate too many drop offs, all our donations will be taken to appropriate BPNN staff by Diane Cali. You can email her at (dianecali437@gmail.com) to let her know when you will leave a bag on her porch.
  • Child Lunches
    Badger Prairie Needs Network is in need of kid friend lunch food. Paper lunch bag containing pre-packaged, non-refrigerated foods: Microwaveable mac and cheese (or PB&J, Fruit bar, Granola bar, Piece of fresh fruit. Additional snack(s) (examples:  fruit snacks, peanut butter/cheese sandwich crackers, fruit cups, chips, etc) To eliminate too many drop offs, all donation will be dropped off to appropriate BPNN staff by Kris Halverson. You can email her at krishalv@gmail.com to let her know you have things to leave on her porch.

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